January 15, 2004
Cloud b? Inc. recently introduced a product named Sleep Sheep ? -- a soft and fluffy stuffed animal whose four soothing sounds calm and relax babies to help them sleep.
Sleep Sheep produces ?white noise,? a subtle, steady sound found in nature, which has a calming effect on babies and adults alike. Many pediatricians and sleep experts recommend the use of white noise as a way to help babies fall asleep easier and sleep soundly through the night.
?According to the National Sleep Foundation, how much and how well a baby sleeps through the night is important for healthy development,? says Dr. Ruth Demonteverde, Manhattan Beach pediatrician and Cloud b advisory board member. ?Yet, one of the main challenges parents face is getting their child to sleep more than one or two hours at a time and developing a consistent sleep pattern. Sleep Sheep is effective because it utilizes soothing and familiar sounds, helping babies and their parents safely achieve a full night?s sleep.?
Sleep Sheep producers four unique sounds:
- Mother?s Heartbeat. This soft, familiar sound ? as it might be heard from the womb -- comforts babies during their development.
- Spring Showers. The soft, consistent sounds of spring rain help create a cozy atmosphere to lull baby softly to sleep.
- Ocean Surf. The calming sounds of the oceans gently rolling in and out provide a tranquil environment for ideal sleep.
- Whale Songs. Gentle, harmonious whale songs promote relaxation and are believed to elevate mind and spirit.
Since stuffed products in a baby?s crib can increase the risks for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Sleep Sheep attaches to the outside of the crib with a secure fabric fastener tab, making it safe for baby and easy for parents to adjust the settings.
The removable sound box is tucked inside Sleep Sheep and includes adjustable volume, an automatic timeout feature and push button sound selection. Each Sleep Sheep comes with a numbered ?adoption? certificate, creating a personalized experience for parent and child. Batteries are included.
Clouds b Sleep Sheep is available nationwide at select retailers and boutiques. For a complete listing of stores, boutiques and online retailers, visit www.cloudb.com